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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Relatively Cheap Options at Anthropologie

Except when purchasing on sale shopping Anthropologie can be quite depressing to a girl's pocket book.  The lounge section is always a great place to find lower cost clothing but the rest of Anthropologie's clothing section leaves much to be desired in terms of pricing.  So imagine my surprise when I was doing some recent browsing and discovered some lovely cheaper options from my favorite store.  These are my favorites.

The Pintuck Peplum blouse by Vanessa Virginia is 100% rayon so it is not the nicest material but we can comfort ourselves in knowing it will wash well and won't wrinkle so easily.  Plus, the $68 price tag with cute details like the bird print and tie back may make this blouse worth forgetting it's synthetic materials. Not digging the green bird print so much?  You can also find this top in royal blue and pink.

Fresh Cut Skirt              &                Kahakai Skirt
More lower cost options from Vanessa Virgina but this time in 100% cotton and with a $68 price tag I see these skirts selling out without getting a discount.  They are pull on styling in perfect prints and material for summer wear, and can be dressed up slightly or worn super casual.  I love these skirts!

This top comes in the light grey pictured above and a dark navy that reads black on my computer screen.  It is made by Bordeaux of model and spandex.  I  like that it is made in the USA and is only $58.  I can see this paired with a skinny belt, skinny jeans, and high heel sandals for a date night.

This top is $68 and is by Assemblage which is a brand I am not yet familiar with; I've noticed a lot of that lately at Anthropologie.  It is a cotton modal mix and a longer length.  I envision this paired with a skinny white ankle length jean or pants and flats.  You can have fun adding bold necklaces to a top like this one.

The dicot macrame tank is by Sanctuary for $58 in a cotton/poly blend.  It has a cool, boho feel to it and is meant for layering.  It is an option that is much cheaper than most of the other lace tops I've seen out right now and a great way to be on trend without busting your bank account.

Another great on-trend option for the lace top is this $78 top from Far Away From Close.  It linen blended with nylon and in my opinion looks like it costs closer to $150.  My only worry with a top like this is how fragile it is; I would worry about snags on jewelry or finger nails but so far this top is getting great reviews.

You can do the retro thing for only $58 with this cute little cross-backed number.  This would work great with a blazer at the office and then sans blazer after work for some happy hour drinks.  Bonus points for being 100% cotton.  It is a perfect little summer tank.

This dress is just under $100 and a rare find as Anthropologie dresses are usually over $100.  It is by Maeve and is 100% polyester.  It has an easy feel to it and a looser fit so may work okay if your not in a heatwave.  It has a simple tie for a belt but I'm sure a sturdier belt would kick this cute frock up a notch.

The Enchantment Heels are all kinds of beautiful with the $128 price tag only increasing the appeal of these lovelies.  The reviews state they are comfy too.  They are the perfect neutral heel for summer and if you can show a hint of toe you'll get a lot of wear out of these at the office.

Seychelles is well known for making gorgeous, quality shoes at great prices.  These wedges are $110 and are also available in black.  The stacked wedge means you get 4.5 inches for the price of 3.5 inches and platforms are generally very easy to wear; according to the reviews these are no exception.

For around $30 you can create your own charm necklace with a myriad of choices found in the link above.  I love how the necklace is a chain so if you want to add more charms you can put them exactly as you want them to hang on the chain.  This would also make a lovely personalized gift for a special gal in your life.  

Painted Cycles Tote         &                        Galaxias Tote
Miss Albright does beautiful shoes and apparently totes as well.  These bags come with a $78 price tags and a whole lotta fun in the prints.  They will easily tote your weekend wear or work stuff all summer long all the while brining a smile to your face with their fun, quirky prints.

If you are rather partial to leather (I am!) then this Pilcro tote will surely have you swooning at its $128 price tag.  The cut out details and gorgeous sunny hue make this tote a winner.  The only drawback is that with only 6" straps you won't be swinging this over your shoulder.  Still a great way to brighten your day while carrying all that stuff that won't fit into a purse.

An easy way to dress up or change up an outfit is by throwing on a colorful scarf.  This scarf reminds me of some pricier scarves with similar prints and color schemes I have seen Anthropologie selling in past seasons.  The difference here is that this one is under $50.

The puckered ruffle scarf is only $38 and comes in three other colors.  It has the details on it that differentiate an Anthropologie scarf from those found in mainstream stores.  I like all the ways you can tie this scarf; check out the different colors to see how Anthropologie styles it. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my favorite lower cost options!


  1. I am definitely eyeing that green peplum top! It's such powerful psychology seeing these reasonably priced items- they always sell out so quickly!

    1. Yeah, that top is really nice. And the reasonably priced items that aren't layering pieces tend to sell out very quickly. I'm still deciding on which skirt to buy...

  2. Great post! I never would have noticed the Pintuck Peplum Blouse had you not pointed it out. Now, it's at the top of my wish list!

    1. Thank you, Bonnie! So glad you checked out my blog. I am a huge fan of your blog!